Privately, Democrats are lobbying the Biden team to make some key choices. If Democrats sweep both Georgia seats during the January 5 runoff election, they’ll control the Senate majority under a 50-50 Senate, meaning they could afford to lose no Democrats if the GOP unites in opposition to a nominee. While Menendez said “I would love to see” the nominees confirmed on January 20 after Biden’s inauguration, Risch has refused to engage about the nominees. Others made clear that Biden should make bolder picks if their party wins the two Georgia Senate races in January and takes control of the chamber. Typically, on the first day of a new presidency, the Senate has confirmed some key Cabinet appointments. Hispanic fans, helped carry the day. Included in the backlash was Representative Maxine Waters of California who claimed the ‘whipping’ images are ‘worse than slavery’ and fellow black Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, who suggested the actions were counterintuitive to the Black Lives Matter movement as they were used on black Haitian migrants.
Chidichimo, who lives in New Jersey, had nothing but praise for St. Luke’s in Twin Falls, but said his brother was told that if he needed hospitalization, he’d be sent to Seattle, more than 600 miles away. Those leading the charge from the left are also more informed and bullish about the powers of the presidency and agency leaders than they were more than a decade ago, when Obama took office. Bernie Sanders who spent time on the first Obama campaign and volunteered for a period on his transition, argued that empowering personnel with movement backgrounds would benefit the White House during the inevitable conflicts with hardline Republicans. Portman told CNN he would hold a hearing for Tanden to be the next White House budget director, but he urged Biden to withdraw the pick. South Dakota Sen. John Thune, the Senate majority whip, said that pushback from the GOP over the Tanden pick should be “a warning signal” to Biden — especially if Republicans win one of the two Georgia runoff races that would ensure they hold the majority in the new Congress.
But if Republicans hold the majority, then Biden would need GOP support and hope that Republican chairmen would schedule votes and hearings on the key nominations. The questions going forward, he added, likely won’t be answered in headlines and headline-grabbing nominations to massive bureaucracies, but down the pecking order as Biden, his team and senior administration leaders begin to fill out assistant secretary, undersecretary and chief of staff jobs — all opportunities to bring in less seasoned but accomplished people from outside the churn of Washington, DC. “The people are always here with us. The rise in hospitalizations is because so many people are falling sick with the Omicron variant, medics say – not because the mutation is especially dangerous. Some Republicans say that Biden should be consulting with GOP leaders now, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — even though they haven’t even acknowledged that Biden won the election. The Girl Scouts say their youth membership fell by nearly 30%, from about 1.4 million in 2019- 2020 to just over 1 million this year. U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) in March over allegations of gender discrimination can pursue their claims as a class action, a California court ruled on Friday. In 2009, “Dos A Cero” became U.S.
Haitian migrants sail on Saturday from Colombia to Panama as another caravan makes its way to the U.S. The European champions held on to advance to the round of 16 from Group B behind Spain but would now have to take on a much tougher opposition in Group A toppers Uruguay in Sochi on Saturday. Asked twice about the nominees this week, Risch waved away a CNN reporter and wouldn’t take questions. Sixty of the 80 games will take place in the U.S., including the quarterfinals, semifinals and the final. Many Republicans have shown little resistance so far to some other key choices, including Janet Yellen to head the Treasury Department and Alejandro Mayorkas to run the Department of Homeland Security. Her nomination to run the White House’s Office of Management and Budget runs through two committees, including the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, which Ohio Sen. Trump saw his defense secretary and homeland security secretary confirmed on his first day, though that was fewer than his immediate predecessors. A longtime national security professional, Avril Haines, is on track to be the first woman to serve as director of national intelligence.